Liverpool's fastest players ever as Jurgen Klopp closes in on Roma speedster Mohamed Salah

Alex Rea
by Alex Rea
19th June 2017

article:19th June 2017

Liverpool are close to tying up a deal with Roma for Mohamed Salah as the 25-year-old waits for the go-ahead to undergo a medical.

The two clubs have been locked in negotiations for the past month after the Serie A side initially knocked back a £28million offer from the Anfield outfit.


However, the transfer has progressed in the last 48 hours with a £35million fee, inclusive of add-ons, close to being finalised with Salah having already agreed personal terms.

It means that the Reds will add much-needed speed into a system reliant on pace but depleted of it without Sadio Mane in the side.

In Salah, the 25-year-old’s acceleration is one of his best assets and Roma have utilised his speed on counter-attacks, and crucially for Liverpool, in helping out from a defensive standpoint.

But how does the Egypt international rank against other speedsters to have donned the red of Liverppol?

Above is a gallery of some of the fastest players to have graced the Anfield turf in recent years.


Share

Comments

We Recommend

Related Tags

Related Stories

Close

Liverpool’s fastest players ever as Jurgen Klopp closes in on Roma speedster Mohamed Salah

Sadio Mane (2016- ): Appearances 29; Goals 13

Sadio Mane (2016- ): Appearances 29; Goals 13

Nathaniel Clyne (2015- ): Appearances 93; Goals 2

Nathaniel Clyne (2015- ): Appearances 93; Goals 2

Alberto Moreno (2014- ): Appearances 109; Goals 3

Alberto Moreno (2014- ): Appearances 109; Goals 3

Raheem Sterling (2012-15): Appearances 129; Goals 23

Raheem Sterling (2012-15): Appearances 129; Goals 23

Craig Bellamy (2006-07 & 2011-12): Appearances 79; Goals 18

Craig Bellamy (2006-07 & 2011-12): Appearances 79; Goals 18

Mark Gonzalez (2006-07): Appearances 36; Goals 3

Mark Gonzalez (2006-07): Appearances 36; Goals 3

Michael Owen (1996-2004): Appearances 297; Goals 158

Michael Owen (1996-2004): Appearances 297; Goals 158

John Barnes (1987-1997): Appearances 407; Goals 108

John Barnes (1987-1997): Appearances 407; Goals 108